The exhibit Visualizing Translation: Homeland and Heimat in Detroit and Dortmund is now on display in the third-floor gallery of the downtown Ann Arbor District Library through November 30, 2021.  

Curated by Kristin Dickinson, the exhibit is is part of our Mellon Sawyer Seminar Series on Sites of Translation in the Multilingual Midwest.  It is free and open to the public during library hours (daily from noon-8pm).

Shedding light on Southwest Detroit and Northern Dortmund's histories of migration, the exhibit prompts us to consider the many meanings of home/land and Heimat from both a visual and a multilingual perspective. In addition to a series of streetscapes, the exhibit features sixteen portraits accompanied by brief narratives of home and migration, which visitors may listen to via QR code in English, German or Spanish.

Please also visit for background information on the photographers, sample images from the exhibit, and more.